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Greystones - Keswick

Keswick, Cumbria
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 2
Change Sat
No Dogs
4 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Stylish Victorian townhouse just 0.5 miles from the centre of Keswick
  • Take a sunset jaunt on one of the elegant launches that glide across Derwentwater
  • Within easy reach of some dramatic walks, including Catbells, Skiddaw and Scafell Pike
Property code: SZ225

Luxurious period property full of elegance and charm. Perfect for a couples’ retreat, with highlights such as Derwentwater, the Borrowdale Valley and Whinlatter Forest at your fingertips.

This property has been recently renovated to a high standard making it a cottage the discerning visitor will want to visit Again and Again. A stylish Victorian townhouse ideally situated just a 5-minute walk from the centre of Keswick, it is spacious, light and contemporary and sleeps up to four adults in two king-size bedrooms, one with an en-suite shower room. The owners have thought of everything for your Lake District holiday comfort. Furnishings, colour schemes and fabrics throughout are high quality and carefully chosen to complement the style of the property. There is double glazing throughout, gas central heating, underfloor heating to the kitchen and dining room a wood burner and Wi-Fi.

Keswick is a jewel in the crown of the Lake District National Park, situated on picturesque Derwentwater and surrounded by stunning fell views to all sides. It's known as the adventure capital of England and it's easy to see why as you can try your hand at almost any outdoor activity with a wealth of instructors on hand to help you find your wild side. If a gentler time in the great outdoors is more to your taste then there is a huge choice of things to do from easy low level walks and cycle rides to catching the lovely Derwentwater launch and soaking up the stunning scenery from the water.

The town offers plenty in the way of cultural delights too, with its own art deco cinema showing mainstream and independent films and the beautifully situated Theatre By The Lake offering a varied programme of drama, comedy and music throughout the year. The house is conveniently close to all the town's amenities including a vast array of eateries, shops and galleries.

The house is accessible from both the front and the rear. The front entrance opens into a vestibule with plenty of hooks for coats and space for shoes (if you've been out on the fells, please use the rear entrance, where there is storage for muddy gear in the utility/boot room). The contemporary floor tiles in the hallway add a modern twist to this Victorian townhouse and complement the original features - ceiling roses, cornices, sash windows and so on - that have been lovingly restored by the owners.

Like the rest of the house, the high ceilings of the living room make for a light and airy feel. Comfortable seating in the form of two three-seater sofas and an armchair in muted tones are set off by accents of bright green. A wood burner, large Smart TV (internet enabled with Netflix, Amazon Prime and other Apps), DVD and large DVD collection, wireless Bluetooth speaker, free Wi-Fi and telephone for incoming calls and free local calls make this cottage a home from home.

The theme of stylish comfort is continued as you walk through the house, with underfloor heating in the kitchen and adjoining dining area. The kitchen is striking in its sleek modernity, with glossy white cupboards and a large breakfast bar attended by four neat stools. The kitchen has just about everything that any discerning adults could require for hosting a small dinner party, equipped with various sizes of pots, pans, baking dishes, soup/smoothie jug blender, electric handheld chopper/whisk/blender, a cafetiere, Nespresso coffee machine with milk frother, serving dishes, slate cheeseboard and, of course, Champagne flutes and an ice bucket. There are two ovens (one fan-assisted and the other a conventional oven and grill), a combination microwave and grill, as well as a Neff five-ring gas hob. A tall fridge/freezer and a dishwasher complete the kitchen facilities. The dining area adjoins the kitchen in an 'L-shape' and seats up to four people.

Open the door in the dining area and you'll find the utility/boot room and separate WC. The washing machine and tumble dryer is stored here, as well as access to the courtyard.

The courtyard is paved and contains a large patio table placed underneath the kitchen window, so that guests can catch the evening summer sun while still chatting with the cook in the kitchen. Tubs of bamboo carry through the sophisticated style from the house to the exterior. Bikes can be stored in the courtyard (but are done so at the owners' risk). Parking is usually available on the road outside the property or in the neighbouring roads, however, a large double gate opens out into the alleyway behind the courtyard and it is possible to park a small to medium car within the courtyard area.

Upstairs are two lovely airy bedrooms, each featuring a king-size bed adorned with down duvets and pillows, Egyptian cotton bed linen and pocket-sprung mattresses. If any of the guests are allergic to feathers, there is a synthetic duvet and pillows in one of the wardrobes. Tall double wardrobes and chests of drawers with plenty of space for clothing, blackout Roman blinds and upholstered bedroom ottomans also feature. Both bedrooms are also equipped with a hairdryer. The front master bedroom has an en-suite shower room with WC, heated towel rail and walk-in rainfall shower head with a second, adjustable shower head for that touch of added luxury. The walk-in rainfall and adjustable shower heads are replicated in the separate family bathroom, which also includes a luxury, free-standing bath, WC and heated towel rail.

There are more bedrooms on the second floor, but these are restricted to use by the cottage owners.

Please note there is a refundable £200 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

  • 2 king-size bedrooms
  • 2 bathrooms – 1 en-suite with walk-in shower, 1 bathroom with free-standing bath, walk-in shower, and 1 ground-floor WC
  • 2 electric ovens, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, Nespresso coffee machine and dishwasher
  • Washing machine and tumble dryer in utility room
  • Wood burner in lounge, underfloor heating in kitchen and dining room
  • Smart TV/DVD, wireless Bluetooth speaker
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Hypoallergenic duvet and pillows available, please request at time of booking
  • Small gated front garden, enclosed rear courtyard with outdoor furniture
  • Off-road parking for 1 small/medium-sized car, free roadside parking (subject to availability)
  • Regret no pets
  • Pub less than 500 metres, shops and restaurants within 0.5 miles
  • The property does have further bedrooms on the second floor, however these are restricted to use by the cottage owners
  • Regret no children or babies under the age of 10 years old

Lyndsey Casson

This property is personally managed by Lyndsey.

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Location

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The Lake District National Park is situated in the north west of England in the county of Cumbria. It is famously home to England’s tallest peak, largest lake, deepest lake and some of the most beautiful views in the British Isles. It has been a major draw for holidaymakers for over 200 years and its popularity shows no signs that this will diminish anytime soon. Adding to the spectacle, there are long-distance walking trails, endless history and culture to appreciate, as well as an unbeatable array of outdoor activities to try in some exceptionally eye-catching locations.

Mountains, lakes, rocky rivers, waterfalls, and valleys lined by stone walls characterise the Lake District National Park. Add to this vision slate-roofed villages, winding country roads, arctic alpine and wildflower meadows, and beautiful birds such as skylarks, curlews, meadow pipits, and lapwings, which all provide the perfect backdrop for a holiday. The poet, William Wordsworth, who lived in Grasmere, wrote a guidebook of the area in 1810, and very little has changed in the region to tie it into the modern world. The centre of the Lake District is dominated by its craggy mountains such as Scafell Pike and its exceptional lakes like Windermere, Ullswater, Derwentwater, Coniston Water and so many more.

Each of the Lake District’s towns has a village sensibility, yet all of them offer handy amenities, cultural attractions and some of the North West’s best places to eat and drink. Top visitor attractions include The World of Beatrix Potter, Sizergh Castle, Hill Top, Go Ape Grizedale, Grizedale Forest, Fellini and Zefferelli’s Cinema/Restaurants, the Bluebird Mk II, Ravenglass Roman Bathouse alongside a world of outdoor sporting and activity providers. Natural landmarks include Aira Force, Tarn Hows, Scaffell Pike, Castlerigg Stone Circle, The Old Man of Coniston, Helvellyn and Skiddaw. Pull on your walking boots and traverse the long-distance walking trails of the Lakes like Wainwright’s Coast to Coast, and the Tour of the Lake District.

As you get to know the region better, you will find evidence of prehistoric and ancient man in the Lake District, as there are standing stones, circles, and rows to find, as well as one of the largest standing Roman buildings in the UK. Visit Ravenglass, one of the UK’s oldest settlements and the only coastal village in the Lake District; it has beautiful waterside views of the Munros of Southern Scotland. Remnants of the region’s industrial activity can be traced in the form of bobbin mills, gunpowder mills, and mines. The Lakes also have some famous literary and art associations, including Beatrix Potter, John Ruskin, Arthur Ransome, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, William Wordsworth, JMW Turner, John Constable, LS Lowry and Percy Kelly.

It could take you five lifetimes to visit each of the places mentioned here; a good way to see more of the Lake District National Park is stay at one of our self-catering holiday cottages. Our range of holiday properties in the Lake District and Cumbria gives you the perfect place to stay in the north west countryside or on the coast. Our self-catering cottages in the Lake District offer lovely holiday accommodation to suit all your needs, from cottages to rent for a romantic getaway to larger properties for the whole family – we even have dog-friendly holiday homes across the Lake District too. Take a look at our full collection of self-catering cottages and begin to plan your holiday.

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